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Image from web page 194 of “Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean” (1855)
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Title: Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Year: 1855 (1850s)
Authors: United States. War Dept Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Subjects: Pacific railroads Discoveries in geography All-natural history Indians of North America
Publisher: Washington : A.O.P. Nicholson, printer [etc.]
Contributing Library: San Francisco Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: California State Library Califa/LSTA Grant

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the river. We left the gondola, as it was known as, bottom upwards guys beneath it,entangled among boxes, and struggling for life. The revolution of the boat had been so speedy,that most of the baggage was caught by the leading of the wagon body, and there suspended. Themen also were supported by the very same. Soon after a desperate struggle they disentangled them-selves. The boat was pulled ashore, unloaded, righted, and after more set to function. By usingincreased caution, we succeeded in passing to the island without further accident. To reach thewestern bank we had a channel to cross nevertheless much more rapid and deep, and had been much more unfortunate eventhan before—our loaded barge 3 times casting its contents into the river. Mr. White anda little Mexican boy were practically drowned, ahead of the exertions of Mr. Mollhausen succeeded inextricating them from beneath the boat. The Indians, who are capital swimmers, plunged in,and aided us in saving much of the house. Several of them had brought rafts to the spot, in

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JVlujave Raft. the hope that they may be needed. These had been of simple building, getting merely bun-dles of rushes placed side by side, and securely bound with each other with willow twigs. Bui tin swere light and manageable, and their owners paddled them about with considerable dexterity.It was evening when finally the fantastic work was achieved the crossing of tin- (..lorado 118 LOSS OF Home.—RENEWAL OP THE MARCH. completed, and camp formed upon the correct bank. But our joy in the event was considerablytempered by the accidents tbat bad befallen us. Some items have been lost other individuals wet and ruined.Our mules swam across and landed safely, a piece of excellent fortune that all appreciated. Thesheep were brought more than by our rather officious, but exceedingly helpful Mojave allies. By nofault of theirs, but from negative management of tbe boat-rope, many sheep became entangled inthe cord and were drowned. These were provided to Indians, who swam out for them. Two moresheep and two blankets have been awar

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